Check Website To See If It Is Optimized

There are so many tools out there to evaluate your website, but somehow when it comes from Google it is the one I trust the most. Google has been writing the book on page ranking for years, so I am putting my faith in their tool to be a good one.

I ran an test on my new site as comparison to the old site and this tool made me feel really good about the work I was doing. I was so happy about it I decided to make this post. Here is a link to Google’s tool.

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

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Never Purchase Office From Dell

We recently purchased 7 machines from Dell and we ordered Office 2016. Our recommendation is to never do this. Dell sells the product without a product key or Activation code. They force you to deal with Microsoft to get it activated. This is an issue because the association is strictly based off of the email address of the purchase. This is an issue because in order to activate the product you have to create a new Microsoft email account and associate the Office with the new email.

You can easily see that Microsoft will have no idea of the association between the purchase and the new email account. We found countless posts over this same issue.

Here is the biggest joke. This is the statement officially from Dell.

Beginning December 16, 2016, if you purchased a Microsoft Office product with your Dell system, you will not receive an Office product key card to activate your product. Instead, you must activate your Office product through your Microsoft Account (MSA). If you do not have an MSA, you will be directed to create one the first time you open any Office application.

As you can see if you don’t have a Microsoft account they want you to create one. Again how does Microsoft know the association between the Dell purchase and the license.

In conclusion, when purchasing a new computer from Dell we would advise to never purchase Microsoft Office from Dell.

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Godaddy Cpanel Email – Can Send But Not Receive

We had a customer discontinue their email package from Godaddy and started to just use the CPanel email. A week later customer wasn’t receiving emails. I could login in to the webmail and send, but I couldn’t receive.

The issue was with the DNS and the mail record. The MX had 2 records and the 2 CName had two mail records that needed to be deleted and a MX & an A record needed to be added.

Here is the link I got from Godaddy that gave me the settings I needed.

https://www.secureserver.net/help/article/8852?pl_id=440848&v=1

You can quickly access your DNS in a Godaddy account by going to https://dcc.secureserver.net.

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Set Up Office 365 Email Account In Office 2007

We have a customer with Office 2007 and needed to set up an Office 365 account. Auto Discover was looking for the server, so I put in “outlook.office.com

The following web link gave great detailed instructions for manually configuring the mail server.

https://oit.colorado.edu/tutorial/office-365-outlook-windows-manual-exchange-configuration

The real ticket was manually configuring the email server.

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